Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

1 December, 2008

On the first day of Christmas….

Ok, it is time to show you some projects I have been making lately.  The first project I wish to share with you is called a Box in a Bag.  I have used Christmas as my theme, naturally, but it could be adapted for any occasion.  This would make a nice gift bag for the holiday season.  What do you think?

Wintergreen Box In A Bag

Wintergreen Box In Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

Stamp Set: The Snowflake Spot

Designer Series Paper:  Wintergreen

Cardstock: Always Arthichoke, Soft Sky and Whisper White.

Inks: Versamark

Accessories:  Fairytale Ribbon Originals, Blue/White striped Ribbon, Heat n Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1/4 inch, 1 1/4 inch, 1 3/8 inch and scallop circle punches, Scallop Edge Punch, Round Tab Punch, Mat Pack, White Gel Pen, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.

Keep Smiling and Stamping,

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23 October, 2008

Criss Cross Cards

Filed under: Stampin' Up!, Stamping — Tags: , , , , — maggie mathern @ 3:45 pm

 

Criss Cross Cards

Criss Cross Cards

 

I finally sat down the other day and made some of these.  I have used the Apple Cider DSP for these.  I love this paper but had not gotten around to using it.  They would make great cards for Halloween or masculine cards.  I did not make a belly band for them, but they could be added for a bit more pizzaz.  Here are some pics.

Apple Cider Criss Cross Card

Apple Cider Criss Cross Card

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing these cards as much as I have making them.  

These can be made to suit any occasion…hmmm can see some Christmas cards coming up.

 

Until next time, remember 

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

Maggie xxx

13 October, 2008

Just another Manic Monday

Filed under: Stamping — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 9:06 am

The best plans of mice and men as they say…yep…my day.  I will NOT be deterred though.  Here it is 10 am and I am just going to have my shower and get dressed for the day.  I swear technology is all consuming of time LOL.  After my shower I am taking the phone off the hook and creating the day away…shhhhh…don’t tell anyone or that might not happen either *rolling eyes*.  This happens so often in our lives.  I worked my butt of yesterday so I could have today free…for ME!!!  (well…I still have my butt but you know what I mean)

Ok, off to have said shower and then into my room.  Time to create a sign for my door I think 🙂 and get cracking on some Christmas Cards..and it is time I started that Cruise album I have promised myself to do for years.  I went on TSS Fairstar in January 1990…it was a blast.  Need to find the box of pics/memorabilia.  I had a huge organising marathon a few years back to make the scrapbooking easier, but have not gotten around to it.

Keep Smiling and Stamping,

Maggie xxx

6 October, 2008

World Card Making Day

I held my world card making day event last Thursday and we made some Christmas themed cards and those adorable Sour Cream Containers (Sunny Boy Containers in Australia).  Nothing beats getting together with friends and having time to stamp!!!

 

World Card Making Day 2008 Projects

World Card Making Day 2008 Projects

 

I should add that one of the cards was a spiral card on the inside.  I forgot to photograph that in my hurry.  Will try and catch up and do this tomorrow.  I just love making these types of cards.  Suitable for every occasion and simple to do.

I am also chuffed that I have finally been somewhat successful at making a watermark for my pictures.  In time I will make another and fine tune it a bit more.

I hope you all had a lovely day celebrating our craft this year.  Don’t you just feel special that a day has been dedicated to our favourite hobby?  Not that we need any excuse mind you!!!

Til next time,

Keep Smiling and Stamping!

Maggie

3 September, 2008

All About Christmas

Filed under: Stampin' Up!, Stamping — Tags: , , , , , — maggie mathern @ 12:53 pm

Sthe wheel that is.  Yesterday I told you about the Free Wheelin’ Promotion for September.  I made a few cards and promptly spilt ink all over them.  Urgh!  So I have just recreated one for now.  This is a card just using the All About Christmas wheel.  You can get this wheel for FREE with the purchase of the Merry Merry stamp set for $45.95…that is a saving of $15.95, a real bonus!

 

All About Christmas

All About Christmas

Supplies:

Stampin Around Wheel – All About Christmas

Stampin Around Jumbo Ink Cartridge – Night Of Navy

Ink – Whisper White

Cardstock – Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Metallics

Accessories:  SNAIL adhesive, Navy Grosgrain, Silver Cord (retired), White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

 

Will be back tomorrow to share with you a card I made for a friend’s birthday recently.  Till then

Keep Smiling and Stamping,

Maggie

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